Fonds PR1147 - Gustav Magnus Eriksson fonds

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Gustav Magnus Eriksson fonds

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    • 1919-1955 (Creation)

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    0.09 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Gustav Magnus Eriksson was born in Kansas in 1885. Ten years later, his family moved to Minnesota.

    Gustav left the United States in 1915, accompanying his sister, Frida, and her husband, and Joshua Anderson, to Alberta. Gustav's brother, Axel, had come to Alberta in 1902, and purchased land for Gustav near Holden, Alberta. Gustav traded this land with Oscar Grue for land north of Czar, Alberta.

    In February 1919, he married Gerda Hanson, whom he had met at a Lutheran Church Young People's Convention. Gerda was born in Wilhelmina, Sweden in 1896, and had immigrated to the East Hay Lakes District of Alberta with her family in 1905. Her parents had both died in 1907, and she was raised by the Waldums, a Norwegian family. Gerda's and Gustav's children were Louise (Palm) (1920-2013), Luther (1924-1986), and Vincent (1931-2022).

    Predeceased by his wife in 1960, Gustav died in Camrose, Alberta on April 1, 1969.

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    The fonds includes the 1928 Constitution and Bylaws of the United Farmers of Alberta, Report and Addresses of the 1928 United Farm Women of Alberta Convention, with correspondence to locals, the 1926-1927 Annual Report of the Alberta Co-operative Wheat Producers Limited, the 1919 Annual Report and Year Book of the United Farmers of Alberta, the 1955 unclaimed reserves of the Alberta Wheat Pool and a 1937 report from the Dominion Experimental Station in Scott, Saskatchewan. The fonds also includes correspondence, American income tax forms and agricultural catalogues.

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    Vincent E. Eriksson deposited PR1995.0439 in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1995. PR2007.0003 was deposited by Louise Palm, daughter of Gustav Eriksson in 2005.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the records and from Echoes Along the Ribstone, which can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 AL63 1978? PAA. This fonds was donated at the same time and in the same accession as an unrelated discrete item: a 1969 issue of Co-Op News, belonging to Hans Palm, Vincent E. Eriksson’s brother-in-law.

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        Includes accession PR1995.0439 and PR2007.0003.

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